to elect someone that doesn't have skeletons in his closet. whether they made a good choice on that regard, i don't know. >> reporter: despite the controversy, this is a pope who is winning fans around the world. and here in rome. before mass on sunday, at a small vatican church, with his trademark exuberance he gathered to touch and be touched by the faithful. after the mass, he spoke with parishioners, acting more like a parish priest than the leader of the catholic church. by the time pope francis appeared in the window of the papal residence for the blessing, the crowd was over 300,000 people. [ speaking italian ] >> he just seems very humble in the way that he presents himself. >> reporter: and the pope has sent out his first papal tweet on sunday. he said, dear friends, i thank you from my heart and i ask you to continue to pray for me. tomorrow, the very elaborate and very long inaugural mass ceremony at which the pope will receive his fisherman's ring. >> ancient rituals in a modern age. >>> we turn to paula faris for the other stories developing. including the tragedy in indiana.